Directors Close Up Two

Author: Jeremy Paul Kagan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780810883918
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Performing Arts

Since 1992, The Directors Guild of America has hosted annual seminars featuring its nominees for outstanding feature film directing. In this all-new sequel to Directors Close Up, film and television director Jeremy Kagan culled the most insightful and entertaining responses from these acclaimed directors from the 2006 to 2012 seminars. From script development through pre-production to production and post-production, the directors—including George Clooney, Ethan and Joel Coen, Ron Howard, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg, among others—offer personal insights into every step of the creative process. Featuring materials from many of the productions, this book will be of interest to professional and aspiring directors as well as to film fans.

David Fincher

Author: Laurence F. Knapp
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781626741928
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Performing Arts

David Fincher (b. 1962) did not go to film school and hates being defined as an auteur. He prefers to see himself as a craftsman, dutifully going about the art and business of making film. Trouble is, it’s hard to be self-effacing when you are the director responsible for Se7en, Fight Club, and The Social Network. Along with Quentin Tarantino, Fincher is the most accomplished of the Generation X filmmakers to emerge in the early 1990s. This collection of interviews highlights Fincher’s unwavering commitment to his craft as he evolved from an entrepreneurial music video director (Fincher helped Madonna become the undisputed queen of MTV) into an enterprising feature filmmaker. Fincher landed his first Hollywood blockbuster at twenty-seven with Alien3, but that film, handicapped by cost overruns and corporate mismanagement, taught Fincher that he needed absolute control over his work. Once he had it, with Se7en, he achieved instant box-office success and critical acclaim, as well as a close partnership with Brad Pitt that led to the cult favorite Fight Club. Fincher became circumspect in the 2000s after Panic Room, shooting ads and biding his time until Zodiac, when he returned to his mantra that “entertainment has to come hand in hand with a little bit of medicine. Some people go to the movies to be reminded that everything’s okay. I don’t make those kinds of movies. That, to me, is a lie. Everything’s not okay.” Zodiac reinvigorated Fincher, inspiring a string of films—The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo—that enthralled audiences and garnered his films dozens of Oscar nominations.

Directors Close Up

Author: Jeremy Paul Kagan
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: UOM:39015050129090
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Performing Arts

Directors Close Up also includes Elia Kazan's 1973 Wesleyan University Address "What Makes a Director," which remains one of the most eloquent definitions of the director's role." "Directors Close Up offers inspiration and guidance to professional and aspiring directors. Film fans will enjoy this discussion of the essential part the director plays in the creation of the stories they see on the screen."--BOOK JACKET.

Kiss Me Quick Before I Shoot

Author: Guy Magar
Publisher: Guy Magar
ISBN: 9780982866351
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Kiss Me Quick Before I Shoot shares the wild behind-the-scenes tales of a filmmaking career. With 100 production credits from docs to TV shows to feature films, Guy Magar's Hollywood stories include his first producer turning out to be a Mafia assassin, shooting in Egypt for the original BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, directing a grunting Mr. T on THE A-TEAM, almost decapitating a young Drew Barrymore, and coming close to derailing James Cameron's career (or slowing it down as he proved too talented for anyone to change his destiny). This is about living the great Hollywood dream and falling in love.

Luck and Circumstance

Author: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780307594686
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The acclaimed director of such films as Brideshead Revisited shares the story of his youth and career, providing coverage of such topics as his childhood as the son of star Geraldine Fitzgerald, his relationships with Hollywood elite and the allegations that Orson Welles was his real father.

Movies in the Age of Obama

Author: David Garrett Izzo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442241305
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Performing Arts

This collection of essays looks at how films in the last few years have reflected and juxtaposed the ascent of Barack Obama and his administration. The films examined here include The Help, Django Unchained, Lincoln, The Mist, Invictus, Black Dynamite, and The Great Gatsby.

Miracle in Milan

Author: Vittorio De Sica
ISBN: UOM:39015048756764
Release Date: 1969
Genre: Performing Arts

Kehinde Wiley

Author: Eugenie Tsai
Publisher: Prestel Verlag
ISBN: 9783641174804
Release Date: 2015-02-18
Genre: Art

Filled with reproductions of Kehinde Wiley’s bold, colorful, and monumental work, this book encompasses the artist’s various series of paintings as well as his sculptural work—which boldly explore ideas about race, power, and tradition.

The Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook

Author: Chris Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781441147059
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Genre: Performing Arts

IF YOU'VE NEVER MADE A FILM BEFORE, THIS AMAZING BOOK WILL TELL YOU: * How other young film makers made their first movie and found massive success * How to take your great ideas and turn them into great films * How to build a team to make your movie now * How to harness cheap technology to make expensive looking films * How to avoid hundreds of pitfalls many other film makers will fall into * How to find audiences and even make money from your movie Veterans of the indie film scene, the authors have produced numerous low budget feature films, sold projects to Hollywood studios, come perilously close to an Oscar nomination, and even ended up in prison! They're also the team behind the best selling Guerilla Film Makers Handbooks series, selling over 100,000 copies around the world and they've taught thousands of emerging film makers the key skills needed to make their own great movies to launch a career. Their offices are at Ealing Studios in London and in Los Angeles.

The Impossible

Author: Joyce Smith
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 9781478976943
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Religion

THE IMPOSSIBLE reveals prayer's immediate and powerful impact through the true account of a family whose son died and was miraculously resurrected. Through the years and the struggles, when life seemed more about hurt and loss than hope and mercy, God was positioning the Smiths for something extraordinary-the death and resurrection of their son. When Joyce Smith's fourteen-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake one winter morning, she and her family had seemingly lost everything. At the hospital, John lay lifeless for more than sixty minutes. But Joyce was not ready to give up on her son. She mustered all her faith and strength into one force and cried out to God in a loud voice to save him. Miraculously, her son's heart immediately started beating again. In the coming days, John would defy every expert, every case history, and every scientific prediction. Sixteen days after falling through the ice and being clinically dead for an hour, he walked out of the hospital under his own power, completely healed. THE IMPOSSIBLE is about a profound truth: prayer really does work. God uses it to remind us that He is always with us, and when we combine it with unshakable faith, nothing is impossible.

Scout Atticus and Boo LP

Author: Mary McDonagh Murphy
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061979583
Release Date: 2010-06-22
Genre: Literary Collections

To Kill a Mockingbird may well be our national novel. ­Published in 1960, it continues to sell nearly a million copies a year, more than any other twentieth-century classic. To mark its fiftieth anniversary, Mary McDonagh Murphy has written a lively appreciation that examines how the novel has left its mark on a broad range of novelists, historians, journalists, and artists. In compelling interviews, Anna Quindlen, Tom Brokaw, Oprah Winfrey, James Patterson, James McBride, and others reflect on when they first read the novel, what it meant to them, and how it has affected their lives and careers.

Reel Winners

Author: Richard Crouse
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 9781459718241
Release Date: 2005-10-22
Genre: Reference

Do you know which televised awards show gives a prize for "Favourite Smile"? Or which Oscar host announced that he was going to raffle off a car during the ceremony? Do you know who won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress of the 20th Century? In Reel Winners, Richard Crouse, Reel to Real movie critic and CBC Radio’s "titan of trivia," gives you the lowdown on movie awards, from eight decades of Hollywood self-congratulation to international awards to the toasts from the fringe (like The Skinnies, which celebrate actors and their skin conditions). Reel Winners is the definitive guide to the inside scoop on movie awards.

Slumdog Millionaire

Author: Vikas Swarup
Publisher: titus books
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Billionaires

Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got twelve questions correct on a TV quiz-show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is pulling a fast one. In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which amazing adventures in his street-kid life gave him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Ram's story is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy and tear-inducing joyousness of modern India.

The Teen Years Explained

Author: Clea McNeely
Publisher: Jayne Blanchard
ISBN: 9780615302461
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.